“Gentlemen at home, hoodlums elsewhere.”

Last week, the European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”) issued an excellent judgment on the issue of extraterritorial application of human rights instruments in the case of Al-Skeini and Others […]

Shake-up at the Military Police

Yesterday, the Canadian Press reported that the Canadian Forces provost marshal — the head of the military police — will be granted more direct authority over all members of the […]

Protecting children in war

In December, the BCCLA and Amnesty International Canada sent a letter to Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay, calling on the DND to ensure that children being captured by Canadian […]

MPCC — the final stretch?

Faithful readers of the BCCLA National Security Blog will know that we first kicked things off here in December 2009 with our post on Richard Colvin’s documents, which warned senior […]

Back from hiatus! (briefly)

So one of our readers pointed out recently that the National Security Blog’s long overdue for an update, and he’s absolutely right, especially given the things we’ve been up to […]

Laroche, redux

This morning at the MPCC, Paul Champ resumed his cross-examination of BGen Guy Laroche.  Readers of these pages may recall that at the close of the last session of MPCC […]

Canada’s man for the job

Disturbing testimony continued to emerge from the Afghan Public Interest Hearings at the Military Police Complaints Commission, as John Davison, a Department of Foreign Affairs official who was stationed in […]